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Japanese tot starves with mom gone

Feb. 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM

OIZUMI, Japan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A Japanese toddler has died of apparent starvation after her mother left her in a 14-year-old sister's care while she was out of the country.

Police said the mother left the teenage daughter with food and money when she left Oizumi, Japan, to visit her native Philippines Feb. 9. On Feb. 18, the teen called emergency dispatchers when the toddler, 3, collapsed. Police said there were no outward signs of trauma but suspected starvation was to blame.

The mother, 37, who was not identified by police, may face a charge of abandonment leading to death, Japan Today said Friday.

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